Georgia STATEWIDE ELECTION

VOTER GUIDE

ELECTION DAY IS

January 5, 2021

Senator: WHAT DO THEY DO?

A US Senator represents your state in Washington DC for a six-year term, writing laws, deciding how tax dollars are spent, and holding the President accountable (or not).

THE ISSUES
Ossoff
Perdue

Supports the Affordable Care Act

yes no

Fights for clean and renewable energy economy

yes no

Supported waiting until after Inauguration to pick a Ruth Bader Ginsburg replacement

yes no

Fights for a stronger response from the administration in response to COVID-19

yes no

Fights to protect our communities by passing gun safety laws

yes no

Fights for a path to citizenship for immigrants, including DACA recipients and Dreamers

yes no

Protects the right to safe and legal abortion

yes no

Protects and supports LGBTQIA+ rights

yes no

Supports legalizing marijuana

yes no

Supports restricting police use of force and increasing public oversight

yes no

Supports President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris

yes no
THE ISSUES
Warnock
Loeffler

Supports the Affordable Care Act

yes no

Fights for clean and renewable energy economy

yes no

Supported waiting until after Inauguration to pick a Ruth Bader Ginsburg replacement

yes no

Fights for a stronger response from the administration in response to COVID-19

yes no

Fights to protect our communities by passing gun safety laws

yes no

Fights for a path to citizenship for immigrants, including DACA recipients and Dreamers

yes no

Protects the right to safe and legal abortion

yes no

Protects and supports LGBTQIA+ rights

yes no

Supports decriminalizing marijuana

yes no

Supports restricting police use of force and increasing public oversight

yes no

Supports President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris

yes no

HOW TO VOTE IN Georgia

Voter Registration

The voter registration deadline for the runoff is Monday, December 7, 2020. If you’ll be 18 by Election Day, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, you can register to vote. If you are not registered to vote click here to register online. 

To be eligible to vote, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be a legal resident of your county 
  • Be at least 17 ½ year of age to register and 18 years of age to vote
  • Not be serving a sentence for conviction of a felony, including probation or parole, and have paid off related fines with possible first-offender exceptions
  • Have not been found mentally incompetent by a judge

Address To Use For Registering And Voting (college students): 

College students may be able to register at either their campus address or their permanent home address. But voters can be registered at only one address, and must vote only once. Visit here for more information about which address is the right choice. If you are eligible to register in Georgia but won’t physically be at your address on January 5, 2021 you should request an absentee ballot.

Election Day

Election Day is Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Polls are open between 7 am and 7 pm EST. If you’re in line before polls close, stay in line.

Find out where to vote here.

Vote by Mail

In Georgia you can vote-by-mail (absentee) without giving any reason. Request your vote-by-mail ballot today! The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, December 31, 2020. Click here to request your vote-by-mail ballot now. If you don’t have a GA State ID or Driver’s License use this fillable PDF application to request your vote-by-mail ballot. Return your application by mail, fax, email, or in-person to your County Board of Elections Office.

*Note: You must make a separate vote-by-mail (absentee) ballot request for the runoff, even if you received one for the November 2020 election.*   

Returning Your Vote-By-Mail Ballot:

Once you’ve correctly filled out your vote-by-mail ballot you can return your ballot by mail, in-person at your County Board of Registrar’s Office, or at an official ballot drop box. Your ballot must be received by the elections office by Election Day, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7 pm EST.

Ballot Tracking: 

If you apply for a vote-by-mail ballot, you can check your ballot status on the on the BallotTrax app: Georgia BallotTrax

In-Person Early Vote

Early In-Person voting starts on Monday, December 14, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021. Early In-Person voting varies from county to county. To find your county’s early voting locations, dates and times click here.

What to Bring to the Polls

When voting in person, whether on Election Day or in Early Voting, you must show one of these forms of photo ID:

  • Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, including a free ID Card from your county registrar’s office or the Georgia DDS. 
  • A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired.
  • A student ID from most Georgia 2- and 4-year public colleges (see list), but not from private colleges.
  • Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department or agency of the US government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board or authority of Georgia.
  • Valid US passport, military photo ID or tribal photo ID.

Here’s more on voting IDs. If you don’t have acceptable ID to vote in person, you can still cast a provisional ballot, and have 3 days to show your county registrar an acceptable form of ID.

Know Your Rights

You have the right to vote free from intimidation. Who you vote for will always be secret, but whether or not you vote is public information. Call the voter hotline if you have any problems or questions: 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683).

In response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic, state and local officials are constantly making changes to the voting process this year. We have done our best to compile the most accurate information available at the time and are constantly updating our voter guides to reflect changes in the law. Despite our best efforts, the information in the voter guide may be out of date. Please check for updates at vote.org or contact 866-OUR-VOTE (https://866ourvote.org/) for more information.

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